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PostSubject: Glaucoma & Cataracts   Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:15 pm

Has anyone ever dealt with a sugarglider who has Glaucoma & Cataracts? Need Info ASAP.

I just had a suggie relinquished to me yesterday to get help for him... he has both.

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PostSubject: Re: Glaucoma & Cataracts   Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:32 pm

My understanding is there is nothing that can be done for them, but I put a call in to Dr. Walsh just to be sure. Either way, if he looses his sight completely, then he can still have a full life just like any other blind glider.

I do have one with cataracts and she does just great.

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PostSubject: Re: Glaucoma & Cataracts   Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:22 pm

Thank you Val. How did you set her cage up? How do I post a picture here?
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PostSubject: Re: Glaucoma & Cataracts   Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:40 pm

To post a picture, copy and paste the image link from photobucket right into the thread. Or, ask Adri. LOL.


To set up a cage for a blind glider, just set it up like you would for any glider, but add a few extra hammocks. THEN, never move things. What I mean by that is that if you have the food dish in one spot, ALWAYS put it in that same spot. Pouches always hang in the same spot. When you replace hammocks or toys, put them in the same spot as the last ones were. In a very short time, your glider will learn where things are and will get around the cage like a "normal" glider.

(BTW, sorry I missed your call. I'm having terrible trouble with my cell phone lately. If you need to reach me, call on my home phone number. I'm home from Michigan now).

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PostSubject: Re: Glaucoma & Cataracts   Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:13 pm

Ok what size of a cage? I don't think he needs to be in a very tall one but I am not sure. He is so sweet, he lost his cage mate this week the owner said but he didn't know why. He is suppose to be around 7 years old.


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PostSubject: Re: Glaucoma & Cataracts   Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:50 pm

was this about Stitch Anita? He has crossed the bridge, I am so glad you got him, He was a total sweetheart
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